Monday, December 31, 2012

Three Finishes For Delores!

Just when I thought I had nothing to blog about I get an email from my friend, Delores…complete with pictures!  Whew!  You saved the day!

Delores has finished three projects…

…the sweetest penny!

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Adorable vases/candle holders made from a recycled sweater!  Love these!  (Add cable knit sweaters to my Thrift Store shopping list!!)


…And a gorgeous bag!!



Wow!!  It was an understatement when Delores said that she had been busy!!  Love all three of her projects! 

Wonder what the New Year is going to bring??  I have tons of projects to finish….what about you?  Out with the old or in with the New?  How about a little of BOTH?!

Tonight with a little luck, we will be rolling into Corning, CA…right into Rolling Hills Casino’s RV Park! 

Yesterday, using my Quilt Shop finder on my iPad, I found the PERFECT QS… ‘Something to Crow About’…it had EVERYTHING (including a very cute name)…Civil War fabric, wool, you name it…but it was CLOSED ON SUNDAYS!!

Nooooooooo!!Crying face

Have a magical Monday and a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR…and Happy Quilting!


Saturday, December 29, 2012



Ohhh…I’m armed and ready!

Have a SUNNY Sunday and Happy Quilting!!~P

A Glimpse of Glynis’ Projects…

There has been very little stitching going on here…like… NOTHING!  But don’t despair…Glynis to the rescue!!  Ahhh…that’s what friends are for!

So while we sail off in our home on wheels…pour yourself a coffee, put your feet up and let Glynis entertain YOU!

Tah Dah…take a glimpse at what Glynis is working on now!!


It’s the Raspberry Rabbit’s BOM, Harrington and Hannah Quilt by Michelle May !  Isn’t it sweet…and Glynis only has one more block to go!

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Yup…almost as cute as the REAL Harrington and Hannah!  It’s not too late to join in!!  Go to Michelle’s blog and download it now!!  It’s too dang cute to pass up!P1210350

AND…Glynis’ Evelyn’s Album is hot off the press…the quilting press that is!!  Her quilter did a dynamite job…it’s hard to see…but trust me…gorgeous!


Each wool appliqué has been echo quilted…P1210352 P1210353

Lots of meandering…


Yup…I love this quilt!!  It’s calling my name!


SEW…there you have it!!  You will have to keep your eyes open for more of Glynis’ future projects…I predict great and wonderful quilts coming our way!  Such inspiration!!

As for us…Centralia, Washington is our first stop over!  Getting off the island and crossing the border seems to take the most time in our first day of travel.  Full steam ahead…

Have a Super Special Saturday and Happy Quilting!~P

Friday, December 28, 2012

Just a Little MORE Christmas…please…

I’m feeling a little Christmas deprived! There isn’t one speck of Christmas to be had…anywhere! It’s all been boxed up and put away… 

Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting Glynis, a fellow woolie, and man, was her house decked out…I mean Christmas was in every nook and cranny!  I have never seen so many Christmas quilts…or wall hangings or table toppers! 

Indulge me a bit…let me have one last taste of Christmas over at Glynis’…I know you wanna see too…so let’s revisit Glynis’ Christmas wonderland…

Don’t you just love this…the CUTEST Welcome banner and frame…adorable!!


I LOVE wreathes and I actually have a similar wreath…but now I am looking for rusty stars…and a star wreath holder!


The sweetest wall hanging…love the look on Santa’s face!


Those darn reindeer just won’t cooperate…


All of Glynis’ work is sheer perfection and this one was no exception…right down to that string of lights falling down onto the border and those sweet cardinals sitting on the branch…SO much to see and enjoy on this quilt!!


It was so nice to see some Raspberry Rabbit designs…VERY sweet on the wire rack!


And a stain glass NOEL over the Santa mantel…very festive and what a lovely collection!!


Glynis’ dinning room is blue…and beautiful! 


What is it about blue and silver that is so wonderful together…like a Winter Wonderland…


And a little…OK… big JOY to the world!


A little bit of bling to kick up your Christmas dinner…


Yes, Glynis has been quilting for some time now…and she has got the cupboard to prove it!!  Just LOOK INSIDE this cupboard!!  I wanted to pull out all the quilts for a better look…Maybe NEXT time…!


LOVE this Snowman quilt…and the quilt rack!!


A very sweet room…I bet her grand-daughter just loves visiting her grandma!


I’m sure that I have this sweet basket pattern…somewhere!!  Stars, churn dash and baskets…doesn’t get any better than this!!  Just lovely! 


Glynis, the queen of applique…and this beauty was hanging on her hallway wall.


And look at what was holding it up!!  Don’t you just LOVE this rack…and the antique spools of thread!  VERY SWEET!


Spare bedroom number two had this wonderful appliquéd quilt on the bed!  It was stunning!!


To be fully appreciated you have to view it block by block…


I think Glynis said this was a Pat Sloan design…but I could be wrong…I was almost comatose by this time…(in a GOOD way!)


Don’t you just LOVE this quilt…I think I would keep this one up all year round!  Amazing!  And hanging from another sweet rack!!


Yikes…look at this beauty tucked into a corner…and look… I can see another beauty underneath!!  I wonder how many quilts Glynis has made in her life time?…I wonder how many she has made just this week?!  :o)


This wonderful quilt was hanging on the railing upstairs and was magnificent!!  The stars really looked like snowflakes…and look at the fir borders…so effective!

P1210384I SHOULD have taken a full shot of Glynis’ sewing room upon entry because it was incredible…I thought I would do that on my way out…but my camera’s battery died half way through the sewing room tour!!  It’s not good to see a grown woman cry…

So let me show you a snippet of what Glynis is currently working on….  The sweetest snowman penny…I wish I had got the name of this pattern…dang cute.  The snowmen remind me of Leanne Anderson’s Whole Country Caboodle designs… but can’t be sure..


The walls of Glynis’ sewing room are slanting in like an attic room…and these walls are covered with Glynis’ creations…like this wool bowl of fruit!  Love the hand dyed wool and the pointed pennies!


And a pretty charity quilt in the making…


A lovely wavy bordello…


The sweetest candle wicking/embroidery/appliqué quilt…this picture does not do it justice!!


Be still my heart!!  It’s the Hexagon quilt that’s on my bucket list!!!  I forget the name of it but you can find the book at Connecting Threads…on SALE!!


And then my battery died…ugh!  Oh well, I’m just going to have to come back with a fully charged camera!  I wonder what Glynis will have up for us in the spring??

Before I go…I have to show you what Glynis gifted me!


The sweetest Santa banner EVER…with the smallest, wee, teeniest pieces! I love it…and really…it IS hanging straight…I’m just a wee wonky! 

Thank you SEW much Glynis, for the incredible tour and the wonderful gift!  I’m sure you will ALL agree that Quilters really are the nicest and most generous people on the planet!

So there have it…Christmas over at Glynis’ House!!  AMAZING, wasn’t it!  Just what I needed to get me back into the holiday spirit!!  Think I’ll put on some Christmas music as I finish up those last minute packing chores…we’ll be pulling out tomorrow at the crack of dawn!  Fingers crossed!

Have a FUN Friday and Happy Quilting!~P

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas DONE!…

I hope you all had the best Christmas EVER!! 

Our Christmas was a lot better than I had hoped for…considering two of the kids didn’t make it home…but with several phone calls and ‘Facetime’ (LOVE Facetime!!) it almost felt like they were here…well …almost!


All in all…we had a wonderful Christmas…but it went fast…WAY too fast!!  No time to smell the turkey! 


The company has gone :o((…the fridge is still full despite my best attempts to send it all home with the kids! 

In a blink of an eye, we had the decorations down…tree put away…and everything put back into its proper place!

Now comes the fun!!  Today I will pack up my sewing room…literally!!  Do any last minute laundry!  Decide what beads to take down…(there’s Beading  in the Clubhouse every Monday)! 

Last year I didn’t take enough…this year…well..I have narrowed it down to this…


AND look at what I got from the kids for Christmas…all kinds of neat jewelry making ‘stuff’!


Hammers and Number and Letter Punch Sets…


A Dapping Tool…not that sure what it does but it looks like it might do something cool…??


More punches and lots of stuff to smack with the hammer!!  Oh I am going to have fun at beading!


I’m going to need a dolly to wheel all this stuff to the Clubhouse…and I may get kicked out once I start wielding these hammers around…BUT I’m going to have FUN!  Yup…I got spoilt once again this Christmas!!  ALL this and an iPad too!!  Pretty darn special!  Thanks girls!!xoxo  My heart runnith over… and so does my beading case!

Well I better get off my keester and start packing ‘er up!  Times-a- wasting!

Have a thrilling Thursday and Happy Quiltilng!~P